When I was a child, my first grade reading book was Dick and Jane and they had a dog named Spot and a cat named Puff. I always thought Puff was a cute name for a cat! But this post isn’t about reading or about cats. It’s about a fun art project that uses ingredients mixed together that creat a paint that puffs up when microwaved. How fun is that? Here’s the recipe. May it keep your children happily entertained for at least an hour or two!
In a small bowl, combine:
2 Tbsp. self-raising flour*
6 drops of food coloring
2 Tbsp. salt
Add enough water to make into a creamy paste. Using a paint brush or sponge, create a design on tagboard or cardboard. Make another ‘batch’ of puffy paint in other colors if desired. Paint, paint, paint. When done, microwave the design on high for 15 – 30 seconds. The paint will puff and should dry completely.
*To make your own self-raising flour, blend 2 cups of all-purpose flour with 1 Tbsp. baking powder.